flechero wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:19 am
Maybe my 11 yo will loan me his kindle!
Ya know, I resisted the move away from paper books for a very long time; still prefer nonfiction textbook stuff on paper because complex charts and graphs just never work for me on the Kindle. But...if you are becoming of...er...a certain maturity, I'd definitely recommend considering a Kindle, especially the Paperwhite version
. For reading text, it's my go-to now. You can adjust the size of the typeface on the fly just by "pinching" or "pulling" your thumb and index finger, and the backlight is adjustable. I read at least an hour a day, often two, usually just before bed, and with the Kindle I can have the room light off, hold it in one hand hand more easily than a small paperback (and change "pages" one-handed), and can read comfortably without reading glasses. I should put an exclamation point after that last part.
This is not
a pitch for Kindles, but when my eyes got to the point that reading the bleepin' 8pt and 9pt text a lot of books are printed in demanded that I put on my reading glasses, I began reading less and less. That's changed, and the fact that the Kindle breaks the lines into shorter chunks has also improved my reading speed and comprehension: I don't stop and reread stuff to relocate if I lose my place after a long line of 8pt text.